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December 13, 2022
There’s more than carbon: impact categories overview
When conducting a life cycle assessment (LCA), a lot of different effects on the environment are taken into account. These different effects are grouped into what we call 'impact categories'.
November 22, 2022
Sustainable construction of healthy and circular schools in Amsterdam
Hedgehog Company and the Circlewood consortium are one of three winners for the sustainable construction of between nine and thorty schools in Amsterdam over the next ten years.
November 15, 2022
Food containers: Glass or Plastic?
A life cycle assessment (LCA) example of different types of food containers. The environmental impact is measured, by looking at climate change, water use and land use.
November 1, 2022
Impact investing: The Hitchhiker's Guide to transition finance in private equity.
It is impossible to achieve the sustainable transition of companies in your PE portfolio solely based on ESG-ratings. You need better sustainability assessments with transition finance.
October 25, 2022
From ESG to value creation
External pressure on ESG is increasing, so is awareness. And although ESG opportunities are being recognized, its performance lags behind. Go from product to company footprint.
September 9, 2022
How to reduce your digital carbon footprint? Three tips
This article informs about your digital carbon footprint and gives recommendations on how to reduce carbon emissions caused by your digital behaviour.
July 12, 2022
CSRD is coming: who needs to comply and when
The developments around the CSRD are going fast, but much is still unclear for companies. This article explains who needs to comply and when, and the role of SMEs.
June 30, 2022
Releasing the hedgehog for sustainable food
During our 2022 company outing we went on a tour visiting some community based farming initiatives in the west of Amsterdam. This is what we've seen and learned.
June 15, 2022
Skill-up podcast episode with Joost
We discuss how entrepreneurs, CEOs and private equity investors should behave in the sustainable transition. We focus on our interdisciplinary and systems-thinking world view.
May 19, 2022
Sustainable business: the risk of doing nothing
Climate change poses several risks to your business. Doing nothing is far more costly.
May 4, 2022
How to sustainably BBQ: LCA example of different BBQs
We use a life cycle assessment (LCA) to compare different forms of BBQs. Doing so we investigate the environmental impact of this summer hobby.
April 21, 2022
6 tips for reducing the carbon footprint of your organisation
Curious to find out how to reduce your organisation's carbon footprint? Follow these 6 tips.
April 7, 2022
Achieve net-zero through life cycle assessment
More and more organisations need to reduce their environmental impact. A method to achieve net-zero emissions is through life cycle assessment.
March 23, 2022
Climate adaptation and mitigation
The KNMI states that if we continue along this path, warming to the 1.5 degree limit will be reached as early as 2030 at the earliest. Time to take action.
March 23, 2022
Laat Mokum Bloeien!
Our non-profit project ‘Laat Mokum Bloeien!’ promotes biodiversity in the city of Amsterdam and contributes to improving our living environment.
March 17, 2022
Assessing biodiversity using Life Cycle Assessment
Assessing biodiversity using in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). This article explains how biodiversity is assessed in current LCA methods.
March 9, 2022
SFDR: ESG is insufficient to comply with DNHS-principle
This article explains how ESG data is not sufficient to comply with the SFDR article 9 disclosing and reporting requirements.
February 21, 2022
Breakfast of champions: an LCA example of the English versus the continental breakfast
What is the environmental impact of your breakfast? We performed an LCA study comparing the English and continental breakfast.
February 16, 2022
SFDR: Why private equity managers must move beyond ESG data
This article explains why private equity managers are better off to leave ESG behind. Both in general and in the context of the SFDR.
February 8, 2022
Product environmental footprint: PEF the new footprint method
PEF (product environmental footprint) is the new footprint method. It’s a harmonised method to measure the environmental impact of products.
December 23, 2021
Scaling up bio-based materials for sustainable construction
Scaling up bio-based construction materials is contributing to combatting climate change. We explain how bio-based materials can contribute to sustainable construction.
December 8, 2021
Expressing environmental impact in euro's (or dollars): the ECI
Timber construction is advancing further in the Netherlands due to a low ECI score. But what is the ECI? And is it interesting for your company?
November 25, 2021
Example LCA: which egg do you pick?
An LCA example: which egg do you pick? In this article, we compare different types of eggs based on their environmental impact.
November 11, 2021
Start sustainability today with our free carbon calculator
Read this article and start today using our free carbon calculator with a carbon dashboard. Take your first steps towards a sustainable organisation and with your carbon footprint.
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November 4, 2021
How to sustainable construction: embrace bio-based materials
The Dutch government wants to be fully circular by 2050 through the efficient use of sustainable resources. The environmental impact of materials is determined by means of a LCA.
October 26, 2021
CSRD is bound to make an impact on your business
The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive will have an impact on your business. Read Saro’s article about this new weapon of the EU Green Deal.
October 6, 2021
What is an environmental product declaration?
An EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) communicates the environmental impact of a product. What is an EPD, and what does it mean to you?
August 24, 2021
How the European Green Deal affects your business
The European Green Deal is on its way. It sets out an ambitious roadmap for climate policy in Europe. Read here what it means for your business.
August 16, 2021
Why is a life cycle assessment important?
Measuring the environmental impact of your business or product via a life cycle assessment (LCA). Read here how this is important for you.
August 10, 2021
Eco-friendly reading: paper books versus the e-reader.
What would be better for the environment: reading a paper book or reading books on an e-reader? Read this example of a life cycle assessment comparison.
June 15, 2021
What is a life cycle assessment (LCA)?
In this article we explain what a life cycle assessment is. We dive into goal and scope, inventory analysis and impact assessment, and the analytical framework.
June 7, 2021
The carbon cycle: a quick recap
Emissions disrupt the carbon cycle. We explain the difference between the long and short cycle and tell you how a carbon footprint can help you.
June 4, 2021
Our consortium won the tender for the Natural Pavilion
Floriade 2022: Our consortium is the winner of the Dutch Innovation on Floriade 2022: the Natural Pavilion. It is the showcase for circular and bio-based construction in the Netherlands.
April 13, 2021
The snags of Carbon Banking
Rabobank recently became a Carbon Bank and wants to compensate for CO2. According to the Rabobank, they are making a positive impact by doing so. But what is Carbon Banking and what does it deliver?
March 16, 2021
Proud to be part of the Dopper Wave
Hedgehog Company joins the Dopper Wave. A movement to turn the tide in the fight against plastic pollution. What are we doing, and what can you do?
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